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Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits

Janis Joplin

Initial release : 1973

Columbia KC-32168

A ten song compilation of tracks from Joplins' solo recordings and albums with Big Brother And The Holding Company. The CD release in 1999 included two bonus tracks..


  • Piece of My Heart (Berns/Ragavoy/Ragovoy)
  • Summertime (Gershwin/Heyward)
  • Try (Just a Little Bit Harder) (Ragovoy/Ragovoy/Taylor)
  • Cry Baby (Berns/Ragovoy)
  • Me and Bobbie McGee (Foster/Kristofferson)
  • Down on Me (Joplin)
  • Get It While You Can (Ragavoy/Ragovoy/Shuman)
  • Bye Bye Baby (St. John)
  • Move Over (Joplin)
  • Ball and Chain (Thornton/Thorton)
CD bonus tracks;
  • Maybe (Barrett)
  • Mercedes Benz (Barrett/Joplin/McClure)

Musicians on this compilation include;

  • Janis Joplin - vocals
  • Peter Albin - bass
  • Sam Andrew - guitar
  • David Getz - drums
  • James Gurley - guitar
  • John Till - guitar
  • Richard Bell - piano
  • Ken Pearson - organ
  • Brad Campbell - bass
  • Clark Pierson - drums
Related releases

The tracks on this compilation are from the following sources.

Bye, Bye Baby from;

Piece of My Heart and Summertime from; Try (Just a Little Bit Harder) and Maybe (Bonus track) from; Me & Bobby McGee, Move Over, Cry Baby, Get it While You Can and Mercedes Benz (Bonus track) from;
  • Pearl, Janis Joplin, 1971
Down on Me and Ball and Chain from; The Greatest Hits album (including bonus tracks) was included in;
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